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Virginia Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Virginia is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Virginia is "maiden, pure, chaste".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "maiden, virgin".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 581  in baby name popularity for girls with 519 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Virginia Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Virginia has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Virginia to other names.


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Related Names

Virginia is a form of the name Virginius.

The name Virginie is a form of Virginia.

Virginia has the diminutives (nicknames) Ginnette, Ginnie, Virgie.

Other Tidbits

Virginia falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Virginia Wade, Virginia Woolf.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Virginia in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Virginia.

Just for fun, see the name Virginia in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Virginia in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.